Two men and a woman survive 33 days on uninhabited island

The American Coast Guard has rescued two men and a woman from a desert island belonging to the Bahamas. The trio probably spent 33 days in prison and survived by eating coconuts.

They were discovered by chance by the crew of a plane that was on patrol. The three waved a flag to attract the attention of the crew, reports the BBC. One of the rescue workers says he was “impressed that they had lasted so long.”

It was Riley Beecher who noticed the people from the plane. After flying again over the island at a lower altitude, he saw that there were people in need. They left food, water and a radio so they could make contact with the threesome. They themselves did not have the right means to take immediate action. “Unfortunately, we didn‘t have anyone who spoke fluent Spanish, but with my best Spanish I found out they came from Cuba and needed medical care.”

The three had swum to the island when their boat broke down. Another helicopter managed to get them off the island called Anguilla Cay. They’ve been transferred to a hospital in Florida, but are under conditions in good conduct. One of the rescue workers says he was “impressed that they had lasted so long.”